Summary

Seven HHMI investigators have been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Seven Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences, and health.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and influential individuals to the Institute of Medicine,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. “Members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes people who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

Current active IOM members elect new members from a slate of candidates nominated for their professional achievement and commitment to service. A diversity of talent among members is assured by the Institute's charter, which requires that at least one-quarter be selected from fields outside the health professions—such as the social and behavioral sciences, law, engineering, and the humanities.

The HHMI investigators newly elected to the Institute of Medicine are:

Harry C. Dietz, III

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Arthur L. Horwich

Yale School of Medicine

John W. Kappler

National Jewish Health

Philippa Marrack

National Jewish Health

David C. Page

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Charles L. Sawyers

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Terrence J. Sejnowski

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

For More Information

Jim Keeley 301.215.8858 keeleyj@hhmi.org